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Hotel Lavas del Arenal

2.5 of 5 Resort   |   300 Oeste de la Escuela de EL Bosque, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2010
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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2010

Really nice hotel (clean,spacious, microwave, TV, etc) surrounded by a wonderful tropical garden. The couple who lives on the property and who welcomed us to this hotel was really nice and friendly. Breakfast was delicious. This is a great location if you are looking for a quite place to stay close to La Fortuna (about 5 kms away).

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Tallinn, Estonia
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7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2010

Good place to stay for the price they offer. New buildings. Simple but clean. Nice home-made breakfast. Very hospitable staff. Great place to stay to explore the area. Choose this place if you don't want to be in town and want to be in the midst of nature. Close to all the important spots in the area - volcano, waterfall,... More

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Portville, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2010

This was a charming and simple place to stay. The owners were very accomodating, breakfast out on the patio was lovely and the pool small but clean and refreshing. The rooms were clean, f somewhat bare. Water pressure in the shower was low and the showers cool,but that felt good in the heat. We rented two rooms- in the larger... More

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Kansas City, MO
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2010

We had some problems with the A/C not working the first night and then it couldn't keep up with the heat after they cleaned the room and shut it off during the day. Working A/C is mandatory for the Central Valley Region of Costa Rica, we couldn't sleep since we were sweating so much.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2010

My husband and I traveled to Costa Rica for the first time and stayed one night at Lavas Del Arenal. The owners were very warm and extremely helpful! We tried to figure out the way from La Fortuna to Monteverde the next morning and one of the owners, Mario, even called the hotel from Miami to help me with the... More

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los angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2010

We stayed 2 nights in March and it was quite hot.The hotel is located in a green lot outside of town but has no volcano views. The owners speak mostly Spanish. The AC had to be set up by the owners at it sits high up. The rooms were new and clean but only some hot water was in the... More

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miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2010

Ligia and Gabriel are great hosts and awesome people. The hotel is a hidden gem in the middle of Fortuna. The hospitality is next to none. If you are on a moderate budget and want to feel a genuine Tica/Tico experience, this is where you want to be. The accommodations were modest but well worth it. Right in the midst... More

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Palo Alto, California
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45 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2010

I have some really mixed feelings about this hotel. The grounds were really pleasant, and the rooms were ok (ours had a leaky bathroom). All of the guest rooms are at ground level, with doors to the outside, so food was seized by ants. This is typical of tropics, but still something to consider. One of the reasons we wrote... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2010

Great place to stay! Excellent rates, service and food. This place is about 5 km outside of La Fortuna city center (about an $8 cab ride), but just ask Senora Lekia to call you a taxi and one is there in 5 minutes to take you wherever you need. The breakfasts are made when you're ready to eat and are... More

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New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2010

We stayed at this lovely little inn last summer for our 2 year anniversary trip. It was a beautiful area and we would go back in a heartbeat if we could. Our favorite part of staying at this family-run inn was the amazing breakfasts. We really enjoyed getting up in the morning to the sound of sweet birds off in... More

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Address: 300 Oeste de la Escuela de EL Bosque, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Lavas del Arenal 2.5*
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#5 Top resorts Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos #22 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos #23 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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